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Friday, April 29, 2011


My heart goes out to those in America affected by the tornadoes. 
So many dead and injured. So many homes and lives in tatters.

Count your blessings today if you have life, health, a home to sleep in and job to go to.


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

No Fancy Title

Sunday afternoon spent at a friends. We all get wallabies and kangaroos visit us around here but these little cuties are regulars at our friends home. Mama is named Posie and little Bubba is named Nosey. Just had to share the photo moment with you all.

Tomorrow I am of to visit my sister for a cuppa in Hervey Bay. Packing nearly all done for a five day Easter Break. Money is tight and I am always wishing I saw my friends more so we are of to spend a roving holiday visiting all of our friends that live a few hours away from us. A night here and a night there and then on Monday it is Anzac day and I have arranged for us to be able to attend a dawn service for the Beenleigh RSL. My nephew is playing his bugle on that morning. I am so proud of him and can't wait to see him play for such a special event. He is not yet 14 and an awesome and very talented Trumpet player. I can't see how it would be good manners to video tape him playing but I would love to be able to do this and put it on here for you all to see. My husband has thick skin and isn't worried about offending people so maybe he will hide somewhere and video it for me. I will put lots of pictures on of our trip when we get back.

This is my beautiful cousin Jasmine. She and Barry were married on the Saturday just gone. The wedding was in a park beside the beach at Rainbow Beach. There was no music. But Jasmine suprised everyone by walking down the pathway to her waiting groom and singing. Yes singing a love song. She stumbled a bit as she started because of nerves but then she just did it. I cannot even remember the song but it was a difficult song to sing any time but with no music and nerves and she did an amazing job. Then she sang again to him when it came time to say her vows she wrote for him. She had the veil over her face and sang right to him. She was shaking and crying all the way through the service and then afterwards I have never seen such a happy and excited bride. She just glowed. The weather held out. Nothing went as planned. And it was a lovely and special afternoon. I made all the finger food for a light lunch. It all had to be cold as we obviously could not heat it up but I had fun making everything the day before.

Dream Holiday - sailing on this ship. Oh how awesomely wonderful that would be.....

So that has been my last few days. Actually there has been a few other things but I am letting that go and just getting excited about my holiday. I am calling it a holiday because it is away from home. It is planned to spend the time with very special people who make me smile and laugh. I call that a holiday.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Do You Want To Feel Good.....

Do You Want To Feel Good.

Then click on this link below and watch Joys latest little video clip.

I would have just put the clip on here as well as her link but I do not know how to do it.

So the extra work is two clicks for you instead of one.

DO IT. It is brilliant and uplifting and is guaranteed to make your day.

Be Exactly Who You Are by Joy Tanksley

Not sure where I got this picture from but I love the message.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Tree down the back of our property. We often get great numbers of Black Cockatoos in this tree.

Since writing my last post a few things have happened. Firstly I have read and reread what I wrote. Because really this writing was for me wasn't it? To simplify things I am trying not to write lists. You know the lists we write when we are overwhelmed and feel that if we write things down it will help. It does not help me. I use a diary as a reminder only. It reminds me of who to call and appointments I have. I have realised that I do not need a list to remind to water the garden, weed the garden, sweep the floor and cook dinner. I do not need to constantly bombard myself with things to achieve to make this day worthy of me living in it. I am 47 years of age and I know what to do. What I don't know how to do correctly as yet is be kind to myself. I do not know how to just be and enjoy the things I do whether they be house work or gardening or work. So I made my final list a few days back. The list of things I would like to achieve every day and every week. Unless it is an appointment to remember or maybe a grocery list I will look at this daily first thing in the morning over a cuppa and go from there. These are the things I enjoy and these are the things that will truly take me in the direction I wish to be going in. Everything else can just fit in around these things. Or not.

And another thing. I find it so amazingly interesting is that when I am thinking about a topic I find others thinking along those same lines as well. It is as though we are in tune or something. I find that so secure. I do not feel alone and I feel like I am on the right track. The Universe is giving me these little signs to say "yep keep going you are moving in the right direction." Love it !!!

Looking back up our property from half way down. So green.

This is my list

1. Yoga - this makes me happy, healthy and wise. Not a bad thing to make an important part of my day.

2. Sunshine - get outside - this goes with number 3.

3. Spend time in my garden - it does not matter if it is weeding or planting a new pineapple top - it makes me feel good, I am learning new skills, I am in touch with the seasons and the place I call home and if every day something little is done the whole becomes bigger than the singular parts. At the end of the year I will actually see the fruit of my labour. I already do see huge changes to our 3 acre block with only 3 years here. And that was with sporodic effort.

4. Pay bills and budget wisely - I know this does not sound like fun but it sure makes me feel good when even if we are struggling I know exactly where we are at. The unknown is scarier and the unknown can get me into a lot of strife which makes me stress. Just deal with it daily is my motto.

5. Spend time with my husband. Notice him. Remember him. Love him.

6. Write one note, letter, thankyou card, compliment a day. This takes no time at all really and makes me feel so good.

7. Phone a friend or family member. Have a chat. I live quite an isolated life really and my friends and family are not very close by. I will not stress if the phone call does not happen every day but it makes me feel good to stay int touch and it is all about feeling good.

8. Meditate Daily - this can be done in so many ways. I can do a walking meditation, a smiling meditation, I can lay in the bath with the lights out and candles lit or I can sit cross legged in my room. Whatever takes my fancy at the time but clears and empties my mind.

9. Eat good healthy food. No need for lists here. Like I said I know what to do so I just need to do it. I feel good with good food. Simple as that.

10. Look at the sky at least once a day. The blue sky, the stars, the sunshine. Just look up. Can be part of meditation and also part of enjoying the garden.

11. Walk around my block of land once a day. I have 3 acres. it makes me feel good. I am currently sneaking down the back to the creek and trying not to make a sound because we have turtles. I did not know trutles sat in the lower branches of the trees along the creek edge but they do. They go splash and jump in as soon as they hear me coming. I want to see one before it lands in the water.

12. Listen to good music, light candles and incense in the house. This helps me enjoy being at home and makes me feel like I am living in a palace.

I am going to build a faiy garden around this tree for my Grand Children. Looks like a little door.

Just love the angle of this tree.

This is my loquat tree. I have three growing and they are powering on. My dad grew them from seed and helped me plant them.

This is one of my banana trees. It has loved the rainand looks so healthy.

Love to you all,